Srinagar, Nov 30, CNS: With the killing of five militants today in North and Central Kashmir, toll of militants killed this current year during anti-militancy operations crossed 200 mark, said a police official.
He said that among the 200 slain militants 100 were non-local Pakistani nationals.
“100 local militants got killed this year in multiple gun battles across Kashmir Valley.”
Meanwhile, Jammu Kashmir Police Chief SP Vaid took to Twitter and wrote: “Today by the collective efforts of Jammu Kashmir Police, Indian Army, CRPF and people of Kashmir have led to neutralization of more than 200 militants in the year of 2017 alone. This marks a huge landmark for establishing peace and stability in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.”
Some of the top militant commanders killed this year included Abu Dujana, Bashir Lashkari, Abdullah Ghaznavi, Qayoom Najar, Mehmood Bhai, Umar Khatab from Pakistan killed at Hartar Sopore, Muzafar Ahmed Naiko alias Muza Molvi of Sopore killed at Gulzarpora Mohchu in Budgam, Abu Surag of Pakistan, Adil Ahmad Reshi of Bijbehara, Abid Ahmad Sheikh of Saktipora and Masood Ahmad Shah of Bewoora village killed in Awora Pahalgam, Abu Musaib of Pakistan killed at Parr Mohalla Hajin, Qari Anas and Abu Ali killed in Hadoora Ganderbal, Azaharuddin alias Ghazi Umar and Sajad Ahmed alias Babar killed in Amargarh Sopore, Mudasir Ahmad Tantray alias Asim of Redwani, Wakeel Ahmad Thokar of Harigam Kulgam, Farooq Ahmad Bhat of Chak Dasand and Younus Lone of Hawoora-Mishpora killed in Nagbal Frisal Kulgam, Mushtaq Ahmed Seer killed at Bandipora, Muhammad Shafi Sherguri and Jahangir Ahmed Ganaie killed at Padgampora, Ayoub Lelhari killed in Pulwama, Sabzar Ahmed killed at Saimou Tral and others. (CNS)